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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Pasteurised bottle. Also available in keg for export only. The very occasional cask version is only available in the UK and has a separate listing.
Goldings hops and Golden Promise malt.
At 8.5% ABV, Golden Pride guarantees a superb range of flavours, that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. Our brewers describe Golden Pride thus: ’ deep amber in appearance, Golden Pride is full bodied, of moderate bitterness, moderately hopped and rich in malt. Full flavoured, and reminiscent of sweet orange oil, toasted grains, and bread. Rich malty aromas lead to a similarly styled palate, with an intense finish. Sweet and bitter flavours are expressed in good balance in this weighty brew.’ Or as the late Michael Jackson, beer writer and connoisseur, put it: ’the Cognac of beers’.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (498) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
bottle. Golden with red tinge. Malty, breads and cereals. Light hops, well balanced. Great smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kingi (496) - - MAR 30, 2013
Alcohol aroma ruins the pleasant notes. Dark copper beautiful colour. Thin head. Light sweetness and very soft. Medium body sweetish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a small white foamy head, that quickly dissapates, over a clear dark amber/ copper body. Aroma/taste of muscat/port, toast, golden syrup/brown sugar. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (482) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Some sweet, some malt and hops aroma. Full taste. Little strong as alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber with white, thick head. Malt taste, hay. and some alcohol. Maybe some dark fruit. A bit heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
Amber colored with brown hues. A very small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacings. Plenty of malts in the nose, sweet chocolate and very light hop aromas. Dried fruits, raisins and quite prominent alcohol, almost solvent-like. The taste is predominantly sweet. Bold juicy malt character with plenty of caramel notes. Some fruits and raisins. Brown sugar and sweet chocolate. Nutty flavors (almonds), hints of oak. Gentle floral hops and faint spices. The finish is surprisingly short, minimally bitter and is dominated by warming alcohol. Full bodied, very smooth. Low levels of carbonation. The mouthfeel is actually the highlight of the beer. A good beer, but nothing spectacular. It’s slightly too focused on sweet flavors. The alcohol isn’t really that overly prominent, but still it doesn’t feel totally integrated with the other flavors. I liked it, but I think there are better strong ales out there. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Pours reddish amber with a very little head. Aroma features most sweetish dark fruitiness with dried fruity notes, especially raisin. Also berries and maltier elements, such as caramel, bread and toffee, are around. Taste is light sweet, initially very fruity, later maltier. The finish is moderately hoppy, dryish and light bitter - very British. The palate is medium to full bodied, mouthfeel slick and smooth. Alcohol is hidden well. Could offer more in terms of hoppy notes, but still a nice, well balanced winter warmer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 4, 2008
Aroma doce e alcoólico de lúpulo. No sabor, doce e lupulado, o álcool sobressai um pouco mais do que deveria, desestabilizando levemente o conjunto. Final longo e levemente amargo, alcoólico, doce e tostado.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Quite malty and nutty with hops tastes and bitterness. Very quaffable for such a strong’un.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle: rich sweet malt, fruity, caramel, some vanilla notes, toasted wood, faint nutty notes, faint coffee notes, faint cocca notes, nice orangy cirtic hoppiness which balances the malt, light alcoholic bite, rich and satisfying beer.


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